Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Nice retro design. But as it has no other function than to dock your phone (no, that's not an actual speaker on top), it is only a piece of attractive wood. Don't want to sound like a bleeding heart liberal but I'm not entirely convinced it's the most responsible use of our a limited supply of natural resources. That said, we surround ourselves with otherwise "useless" objets made mostly of organic materials because they create a warmer domestic environment next to our plastic TVs or other home appliances. So why couldn't a retro iPhone clock made of wood that reminds us of a bygone era when things seemed to have a bit more soul?
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
(pictures courtesy of the Evening Standard)
Fergus Henderson, head chef/proprietor of St. John's restaurants and now hotel, in a crumpled pinstriped suit made out of butcher's aprons and scruffy brogues. Always liked his Jean-Paul Sartre-spectacled look but this is the first time he's publicly forsaken his white chef's coat for something entirely more stylish. That suit rocks!
Go check out this show in the basement of the Royal Festival Hall if you like post-war graphic and interior design - wallpapers, textiles, furniture - and also, architecture.